Well, summer is over and autumn is upon us. Gone are the days of tank tops and shorts, replaced with knitted sweaters and jeans. I don’t know about you, but my yarn bin is a tangled mess of light-weight, candy-colored yarns and half-used skeins of pastel fibers. Warm weather knitting season is over, and I am left with a colossal explosion of remnants from experimental knitted bikini tops, skirts, and breezy shawls. If your situation is anything like mine, you need some stash busting patterns to make room for thick, bulky weight yarns in dark fall colors ASAP. Luckily for you, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite patterns to get rid of those random yarn scraps. So pull out your knitting needles and warm up those fingers, it’s time to clear out that bin-o-yarn with some stash busters and one skein wonders!
Unless you’re an active member of the Polar Bear Club, you won’t be headed to the beach any time soon. Sadly, that means you won’t be needing those flashy summer shades anymore. This nifty Knit Sunglasses Case is a great way to keep them safe from scratches while getting rid of extra bits of yarn.
Another fabulous stash buster is the 50 Minute Mini Purse.Stitch this little pouch together to hold even more yarn! Just kidding.
Another way to wear what you would have thrown away! The Two Hour Knit Wristband is a quirky way to not only dress up your wrists, but keep them warm as well.
This is my favorite project of the bunch. The Weekend Stashbuster Afghan is the ultimate method is recycling half-used skeins and odd bits of fuzz. I love how no matter how many types of yarn you incorporate; it still ends up looking beautifully rustic in a shabby chic kind of way.
So, the next time you find yourself buried in fiber and fuzz up to your eyeballs, knit yourself out of the mess with a few of these fun, easy projects.
What’s your favorite way to get rid of extra yarn?